A Family Legacy Since 1861


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In 2006 a phone call changed our lives forever…

On that call, we learned that Mike’s great, great, great grandfather, James Skinner, a Scottish gold miner struck it rich in the Sierra Foothills.  He used his new found wealth to establish one of the first wineries in California and one of the largest in the country – J. Skinner Native Wine and Brandy.

In an instant, we were reconnected to a lost chapter of our family’s history.  Our purpose became clear: Make James Skinner proud by producing the same Rhône-style wines on which he built his reputation in the 1800s.  We hope our wine finds a cherished place at your table amongst your family and friends.

Cheers,

Mike and Carey Skinner

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